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Connect to global healthcare opportunities, regulatory developments, and market intelligence via panels, executive meetings, and networking
Bellevue, WA • September 13-15, 2016


Sponsors and Supporting Organizations

Diamond Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors
Supporting Organizations

Silver Sponsors

Lisa Kelley
Phone: 425-793-4385

FedEx Express invented express distribution and is the industry’s global leader, providing rapid, reliable, time-definite delivery to more than 220 countries and territories, connecting markets that comprise more than 90 percent of the world’s gross domestic product within one to three business days. Unmatched air route authorities and transportation infrastructure, combined with leading-edge information technologies, make FedEx Express the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable services for more than 3.6 million shipments each business day.


Chris Domans

Michelle Bonina

Tina Ruane

Reed Exhibitions and the U.S. Commercial Service launched a partnership in 2009, focused on increasing international sales from small and medium-sized U.S. businesses. The agreement educates exporters on utilizing international trade shows to expand their business and ultimately increase their ability to source and sell internationally.

Reed Exhibitions organizes over 500 events, across 43 industries, in 43 countries – a market reach of over 7 million. Reed Exhibitions International Sales Group is a local support for U.S. companies, dedicated to providing guidance on new market entry strategies, giving insights into business practices globally, while ensuring our customers see results at our events. For more information, please feel free to contact Kelley Brady or Michelle Bonina

The Washington District Export Council (DEC) is a volunteer organization drawn from Washington State businesses, governmental agencies and non-profits. The members have in-depth knowledge and experience in international business and are available as a unique source of professional advice to help other Washington firms compete and win business in the international marketplace. The Washington DEC works closely with the Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service to accomplish its mission.

Leigh Vokland

Phone: 949-250-6821

Edwards Lifesciences, based in Irvine, Calif., is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring.  Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives.

Health needs are infinite, but your resources finite. Let Microsoft’s powerful and intelligent cloud platforms enable your digital transformation so you can better engage your patients, empower your care teams, optimize your clinical and operational effectiveness, and transform the care continuum for your organization.

Derek Edmond

Phoebe Fasulo

KoMarketing is a B2B online marketing agency. We build the connections that drive B2B business success, through in search, social, and content marketing. Celebrating over 10 years of client success stories, our organization prides itself as being a true B2B marketing partner. We work with a diverse range of global B2B organizations, from technology and software to industrial and manufacturing to business and professional services. 

James Henderson
Economic Development Director
City of Bellevue


Bellevue welcomes the world. Our innovation-focused community supports everyone from major healthcare institutions to young medical technology startups. We support our companies with proactive business services because we believe the fresh, inventive ideas they are building here will transform global medicine. In Bellevue innovation is the norm, entrepreneurship is the goal, and building the future is the outcome. We invite you to make history with us.

Adrian Mutton (Northeast and Midwest Region)

Ken Silverman (West Region)

Michael Green (Mid-Atlantic and South Region)

What's your next step for global expansion? Sannam S4 is equipped to take care of all of the important in-country details and logistics, and to ensure that your organization is empowered to establish its strongest in-country business platform, thereby maximizing the return on your expansion investment. We provide the space, hiring, accounting, banking, payroll and tax set up and compliance in order to ensure that organizations can establish a strong in-country platform, free from the headaches of compliance, with the aim to minimize risk and maximize return on the organization's expansion investment.

With our support, clients have successfully launched products, opened new sourcing and distribution partnerships, developed new technology, established manufacturing plants, initiated academic and corporate partnerships, recruited students, and delivered in-country skills and training programs. 

Anabel Gray
Phoen: 888-743-4652

TUV Rheinland is accredited by OSHA as an NRTL and offers product safety testing for electrical and medical products.  TUV Rheinland provides certification services to EN ISO 13485, EU Directives and ISO 13485:2003 under CMDCAS.  Additional services offered include RoHS/REACH, EMC/wireless/radio, Cybersecurity and Market Access. 

Patients and families come to Seattle Children’s from more than 70 countries to get superior care – many for complex or rare conditions. We provide the most advanced inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical, surgical and rehabilitative services to infants, children, adolescents and young adults up to age 21.

Our doctors work in more than 60 pediatric subspecialties and are among the best in the world. Seattle Children’s top areas of expertise include cancer and blood disorders; cardiology and cardiac surgery; neurology; neurosurgery; orthopedics; and  craniofacial care.

Guillaume Corpart
Phone: (305) 441-9300 x302

Global Health Intelligence helps clients succeed in emerging markets. Founded on over 20 years of research expertise in emerging markets, Global Health Intelligence (GHI) has developed the world’s largest hospital demographics database focused on Latin America and is currently expanding in Asia. With profiles on over 12,000 hospitals, GHI provides groundbreaking and accurate information regarding healthcare infrastructure in emerging markets:

Hospital demographics database >> Identify prospective clients, Populate your CRM, Benchmark opportunities.

Market size / Market share >> Quantify the opportunity, Understand value and units, Determine your positioning, Identify competitive threats.

Custom research >> Identify Distributors, Procedure volumes, Key drivers, Success factors, amongst others.

Find out how GHI can help you grow in emerging markets, visit: or call +1 (305) 441-9300.

Cliff Sullam, Vice President
Phone: 206-219-4276

GBC International Bank is a full service commercial community bank headquartered in Los Angeles, with six branch offices in California and two in Washington State.

As a Designated Lender of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, we have been ranked among the nation’s top five export lenders. We are also a Preferred Lender with the Small Business Administration and were named the 2016 SBA Export Lender of the Year.

GBC International Bank tailors domestic and international financial solutions for international trade, commercial real estate financing and small business, resulting in long term client relationships.

Terry DeLeon
Phone: 214 -965-7232

Baker & McKenzie seamlessly combines an instinctively global perspective with the nuanced local insights of more than 4,200 locally qualified lawyers in 77 offices around the world. We call this fluency, and our clients tell us that it is what distinguishes us from other law firms. Since 1949, we have advised leading companies on the legal issues of doing business around the world. We have cultivated the global mindset, commercial pragmatism and collaborative relationships that it takes to deliver consistently world-class service tailored to the preferences of our clients worldwide.

Baker & McKenzie’s involvement in the healthcare industry stretches over 60 years. One of the first clients of the Firm was, and still is today, a major leader in the field, and we continue to serve as trusted adviser to some of the world’s largest healthcare companies. Over the years, our lawyers have developed significant industry knowledge in respect of various market players including manufacturers, distributors, research institutions, clinical trial bases and health and regulatory authorities.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing and maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive economy. Working with more than 600 regional and local partners, WEDC develops and delivers solutions representative of a highly responsive and coordinated economic development network. Visit or follow WEDC on Twitter @_InWisconsin to learn more.

Fernando SANTIAGO, Partner
Phone: + 33 (0)1 42 56 14 00

Chenut Oliveira Santiago is one of the very few Brazilian Full Service Law Firms truly recognized for assisting foreign investors in Latin America. With offices in Paris, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Belo Horizonte, the firm is composed of around 130 multidisciplinary professionals, trained at the highest level in Brazilian, European and American universities.

Composed of Brazilian and International law practitioners connected to the local economy, our Lawyers are Experts in Health & Economics (pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries), Mergers and Acquisition, Contracts, Tax Law, Defense, Energy, Oil & Gas and Infrastructure.

Also, the firm relies on a network of experts (accountants, auditors, financial counselors, insurers, real estate agents, engineers, economists) built up over the years, ensuring a complete range of assistance at a very high quality.

The intervention of Chenut Oliveira Santiago goes beyond the legal field itself, taking into consideration its clients’ strategy regarding the Brazilian market, for example through negotiations and searching targets for mergers and acquisitions. In 2014 and 2015, our Firm was recognized as one of the top three most admired law firms in Brazil in several fields by the specialized publication « Análise Advocacia ».

LICENSALE.COM®  is a cloud based regulatory intelligence and registration management system designed to significantly reduce the time, cost, and labour involved with preparing and registering IVD and Medical Devices in over 100+ global markets. This award-winning technology has successfully registered over 1,700 medical devices worldwide.

Kallman Worldwide helps you build your brands and businesses at global trade events. From our U.S. International Pavilion to custom stand building and corporate hospitality services, Kallman delivers more impact for your export marketing investment.

  • AdvaMed
  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts
  • California Life Science Association
  • Enterprise Florida
  • Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington
  • Health Technology Forum
  • Life Science Washington
  • Massachusetts eHealth Institute
  • MedTech
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Montana Bioscience Alliance
  • State of New Hampshire Office of International Commerce
  • Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
  • The U.S. Cooperative for International Patient Programs
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Washington State Department of Commerce

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